is a feature film script editor who works on projects at all stages of development. Recent completed productions include SLOW WEST by John MacLean, which was a prize-winner at Sundance 2015, and BABYLON by Jesse Armstrong & Sam Bain for C4.
In the last year she has worked for producers including Warp Films, Iain Canning at SeeSaw Films, Katherine Butler at Raw, Robert Jones at Jonescompany, Elizabeth Karlsen at Number 9, Rory Aitken & Ben Pugh at 42, Pulse Films, Sam Taylor at F&ME, Film4, Ivana MacKinnon at Stray Bear, Gavin Humphries at Quark Films, Film London, iFeatures, the BFI Film Fund, Creative England, the Irish Film Board & Creative Scotland. She works with screenwriters and filmmakers including John Maclean, Bart Layton, Paul Wright, Nick Payne, Martina Amati, Tom Harper, Jesse Armstrong & Sam Bain, Alice Lowe, Tom Green, Deborah Haywood, Eran Creevy, Johannes Roberts, Michael Please, Ben Schiffer, Josh Appignanesi and documentary filmmakers Lucy Cohen, Lindsay Dryden, Eva Weber and Sam Firth. She works in all genres, on adaptations as well as original screenplays, and on some TV drama and short films.
She has been head of development at several companies including FilmFour, where she was based for 5 years and where she was part of the small team commissioning and developing some of the UK's most successful feature films including FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL and TRAINSPOTTING. She developed ORPHANS and brought in EAST IS EAST and GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING, working with countless British writers and directors along the way. As head of development at Capitol Films she spotted LEAVING LAS VEGAS and THINGS TO DO IN DENVER WHEN YOU'RE DEAD, and worked with talent including Roman Polanski and William Boyd. She has also been a film agent; a TV presenter & producer; director of the Edinburgh Television Festival; Associate Director of Cinema at the ICA; a location caterer, a film festival programmer, a screenwriting lecturer, a film distributor and a cinema usherette.
Kate speaks regularly at festivals and industry events including the London Film Festival, Bafta, the Sarajevo Film Festival, the Edinburgh Film Festival, Binger Filmlab in Amsterdam, BFI South Bank, Creative England, Guiding Lights and Film London Microwave. She runs regular workshops at the London Film School and masterclasses in screenwriting for The Guardian. She has taught screenwriting at the Northern Film School, at the University of London and the Arvon Foundation; script development at the National Film School; and been a visiting lecturer at film schools all over the UK. She evaluates screenwriting courses for Skillset and was external examiner at the London Film School for 3 years. She also works with the Wellcome Trust on film projects: she helped to set up and now chairs the Wellcome Screenwriting Fellowship.
She has run talent labs and mentoring projects for filmmakers since 2009 and has organised masterclasses by filmmakers including Jane Campion, Mike Leigh, Sir Ronald Harwood, John Madden, Mogens Rukov, Kenneth Lonergan, and editor Pietro Scalia. In 2012 she set up and ran NETWORK, a mentoring project, with the Edinburgh Film Festival; it has run every year since and will run again under its new name CONNECTIONS in 2016.
She has been on many film and screenwriting awards juries, chaired and taken part in panel discussions and has been a BAFTA member for 20 years.